Learn more about types of senior housing, when to move a loved one, and how to choose the best facility. Take your time reading our articles and request a follow up to begin touring facilities near you.
The aging of America together with extended life expectancy is resulting in an unprecedented demand for long term care services and senior housing. Numerous possibilities are available for our aging population that fall between hiring part time home care services to needing 24 hour care in a nursing home. When researching long term care,
A family is often faced with the difficult decision of when is the right time to move an elderly parent to assisted living or possibly a nursing home. Each family situation is very different and it may help you to answer some of the following questions when considering this decision.
When our parents move to assisted living, we want to be sure they will be well cared for. Finding reputable facilities that provide quality of care is of course our top priority. This undertaking, however, is especially challenging because assisted living communities are not nationally regulated like nursing homes. Medicare/Medicaid
Planning ahead by exploring living arrangements and care for your parent or loved one with Alzheimer's is critical when it comes time to making the right decision. When finding the best care becomes urgent or a crisis, you are more likely to be forced into finding a "quick fix", resulting in a choice that doesn't solve long-term needs.
Don’t know where to begin? Use this tool to answer the question… "What type of senior housing do I need?" The Senior Housing Decision Guide gives you a score for each type: home care, retirement home, assisted living, and nursing home. It tells you a percentage, for example, "75% match for retirement home". Take our quick survey and save
Download and print this checklist for your next nursing home tour. Be mentally prepared with specific questions about the living area, accommodations, moving-in, contracts, personal care services, and so much more.
For example, Is it easy to arrange for a tour of the facility within a few days? The facility should openly invite you and all interested family members for a tour. You should expect them to be available to accommodate your schedule and set a date in a timely manner. All key facility personnel should be expected to be available to meet
More often than not the squeaky wheel does get the oil in regards to your loved one's care in a nursing home. Families who are vigilant in monitoring signs of neglect or abuse noted below and voicing their concerns are apt to receive more caregiving attention. Sons and daughters need to be constant advocates, persistent observers, and
Institutional elder abuse generally refers to mistreatment that occurs in residential facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and board and care homes. Institutional abuse is usually done by those who have a legal obligation to provide elder victims with care and protection. The types of abuse range from physical, sexual and